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Re: Bug#279307: debian-installer: shortcut for language/country/keymap is useful

On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 04:11:33PM +0100, Helmut Wollmersdorfer wrote:
> Christian Perrier wrote:
> >Quoting Helmut Wollmersdorfer (helmut.wollmersdorfer@gmx.at):
> >For this, you need

> >to either use the expert install...or "dpkg-reconfigure locales" when
> >the installation is over. 
> >>Thus locales should always be choosable and reconfigurable in a 
> >>convenient way without reading tons of manuals. 
> >This is exactly how d-i behaves since the beginning..:-)
> You mean that d-i fullfilles _all_ of the criteria of my above sentence:
> 1) always
> 2) choosable and reconfigurable
> 3) in a convenient way
> 4) without reading tons of manuals
> No.

> Using something like "dpkg-reconfigure locales" needs a newbie, or even 
> an experienced linux user but new to debian, to know the exact spelling, 
> or reading manuals, or writing down by hand all messages of d-i.
> Hopefully sid will a have a more general, menu driven solution, where 
> _each_ screen has back, up, help, skip and expert choice.
> I don't want to be misunderstood. Debian developers made a great job to 
> make a large scale of configurations, architectures and exotic 
> combinations _technically_ installable. But there is still a great lack 
> in usability.

You are welcome to testdrive the new Debian-Installer yourself.

Visit http://www.nl.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ for more information.

> Helmut Wollmersdorfer

Looking forward to see your (usability) report.

Geert Stappers

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